Lions sign OL Verba, release QB King
NFL.com wire reports
DETROIT (May 31, 2006) -- The Detroit Lions
signed free-agent guard Ross Verba and released quarterback Shaun King
Verba, who didn't play football in 2005 after eight seasons with Cleveland and Green Bay, inked a one-year deal with additional option years.
Verba has started 100 games after being drafted 30th overall by the Packers in 1997. He started at left tackle during Green Bay's Super Bowl appearance his rookie year.
Verba, who missed the 2003 season with a biceps injury, played under Lions offensive line coach Larry Beightol in 1999 and 2000.
The team also released King, a six-year veteran who had 24 career starts with Arizona and Tampa Bay.